Australian-French Entrepreneurship Challenge- deadline for application extended to 9am Friday 18th of May!

This national competition put teams of PhD students in front of a big challenge: designing an innovative and profitable start-up concept, and convincing the grand jury of expert entrepreneurs, scientists and managers, of the viability of their idea!

Participants will have 24 hours to develop their proposal. Following this the teams will pitch their ideas and the judges will make their selections.

More information on this event and registration on the Academy of Science website.




Aerospace study in France

The French Higher Education Aeronautical and Space institute ISAE-SUPAERO offers a set of programs which can be recommended to Australian candidates, and in particular:

1) Master of Science in Aerospace engineering (with 6 majors including Space Systems).
Refer to one of two attached brochure for details.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or science.

The admission schedule is given hereafter :


2) Advanced Masters
Several programs linked to the space field can be of particular interest:

MS TAS Astro in Space systems engineering
MS SPAPS in Space applications and services (in cooperation with Airbus Defence and Space)
MS EMS in Embedded systems
MS SEN in Systems engineering
MS APM in Aerospace projects management

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree completed by 3 years of professional experience, or a master’s degree (or an equivalent degree).

The admission schedule is given hereafter :

The applications shall be done as soon as possible on
The following documents are required: CV, cover letter, copy of the highest diploma or certificate of enrollment, transcripts for the 3 last years, passport copy.

Also 2 letters of recommendation shall be sent directly by referees to:

Theses academic programs start beginning of September.

For any enquiries on applications, please contact Mr. Phillipe Galaup (, Mr. Mickael Le Roux (  or Mr. Mikhail Stepanov ( from recruitment department.


More about ISAE-SUPAERO :

– Founded in 1909, ISAE-SUPAERO is a major world actor in the training of engineers and masters students in Aerospace, and is the leader in Europe (20% of European graduates in Aerospace).
– The program is fully in English and the teaching is given by renowned experts from industry and research.
– The participants will benefit from an international experience in Toulouse, the aerospace capital of Europe with more than 600 companies in aeronautical and space sector, and 25% of European workforce in space
– Each program includes a 6 month internship in international space agencies or companies. In particular the applicants from Australia will have the possibility to perform a paid internship at the French space agency (CNES) in Toulouse or Paris, which will contribute to financing
– Connection to ISAE-SUPAERO alumni network of 19000 graduates around the world (67 countries), with many of them at high level positions


3rd Conference of the Pacific Islands Universities Research Network on 8-10 Oct 2018, Outumaoro, Punaauia (French Polynesia)

We are pleased to announce that the 3rd Pacific Islands Universities Research Network Conference is to be held at the University of French Polynesia from Monday, October 8th to Wednesday, October 10th 2018. You will find the first announcement and call for proposals on the official conference website.

For any contribution proposal, abstracts should be uploaded by Tuesday, June 5th 2018 on this link.

In addition, registrations open on Monday, April 16th 2018.


Pint of Science 2018 is next Month!

Pubs across the country will host some of our brightest science minds from May 14 to 16 to talk about their science, technology, engineering or maths research and careers over a pint (or two).

Pint of Science will be celebrated in a record 21 countries this year, and Australia’s east coast will host the first events of 2018.

More information on science topics and locations on this link


Opportunities for scientists offered by the Australian Academy of Science

Nominations and applications are open for the 2019 Australian Academy of Science:


CNRS Newsletter April 2018

The CNRS Newsletter is available on this link


Call for papers of special issue on ‘Earth Observation for the Sustainable Development Goals’

Remote sensing technologies for Earth Observation systems have an increasing potential for monitoring land, coastal and marine zones. These technologies have a definitive and preponderant role to play in supporting and tracking progress of the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals. A special issue on ‘Earth Observation for the Sustainable Development Goals’ welcomes contributions that showcase the application of EO systems to support countries in target setting of the SDGs, including baseline determination, as well as tracking progress of implementation, and informing sustainable development planning and decision making.

The papers should highlight the Sustainable Development Goal and target(s) that the research contributes to advance. We are calling for submission of a 400 abstract by 30th April 2018 to

Submission and acceptance of abstracts is mandatory to proceed with the submission of a full paper. Deadline for submission of full papers: 30 August 2018

More information on this link



The Centre for Integrative Biology of Toulouse (CBI-Toulouse, France) recruits !

The Centre for Integrative Biology of Toulouse launches its annual calls for the recruitment of new group leaders.

In order to complement/reinforce its research endeavors in an inspiring, collaborative and cutting-edge environment, the CBI is seeking new talented group leaders, addressing:


  •   Computational modeling and data Analysis, including computational analysis of large data-sets, network analyses, physics and mathematical modeling connected to research themes of the CBI. AO CBI 2018 New group CSB call
  •   Cellular and Developmental Biology; existing groups are interested in a variety of topics including morphogenesis and biophysics, progenitor/stem cell biology and regulatory circuits using model organisms. AO CBI 2018 New Group CBD Call
  • Biology of microorganisms, including bacteria, archaea and their viruses; existing groups are developing an integrative analysis of a variety of key and fundamental aspects of these microorganisms, including genetic transformation, membrane protein biogenesis, RNA and protein quality control, genome dynamics, evolution and genomics, and gene regulatory networks. AO CBI 2018 New Group MIC Call

Candidates should be at early career stage. Senior researchers holding a permanent position in France are also welcome to apply.


Applications (about 10 pages, in English) should be sent before June 14, 2018, as a single file named LASTNAME_CBI2017_CSB or CBD or MIC call.pdf to and should include (i) a cover letter, (ii) a CV, (iii) three reference letters and (iv) a summary of achievements and future research interests.




Third Australian-French Entrepreneurship Challenge: applications now open for PhD students

The call for applications to participate in the third Australian-French Entrepreneurship Challenge is now open on the Australian Academy of Science website!

The deadline for applications is 9am (AEST) Monday 7 May 2018.

Today’s PhD students are the drivers of tomorrow’s Australian innovation economy.

Australian PhD students are future innovators, using their ideas to drive successful entrepreneurial endeavours. Teaching today’s PhD students key entrepreneurial skills will equip tomorrow’s business leaders with the ability and skills to boost the global competitiveness of Australian research and industry.

The Australian-French Entrepreneurship Challenge is designed to bring together creative minded PhD candidates to brainstorm innovative ideas right through from concept to creation – all in the space of 24 hours.


More information and to apply on this link.


CNRS Newsletter March 2018

The CNRS News letter is available on this link